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Crib Bumpers Linked to Infant Deaths

  A new article in The Journal of Pediatrics (November 24, 2015) reports that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers have jumped in the past seven years, compared with the previous 20 years. Researchers are calling for a nationwide ban on the crib accessory. The study researchers analyzed causes of …

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House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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GM Agrees to Pay $900 Million for Faulty Ignition Switches

Car maker General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million for sitting on information and failing to tell regulators about a faulty ignition switch. The defect is believed to be linked to more than 124 deaths. This settles litigation by families of the victims. And by admitting criminal wrongdoing, it also settles a criminal investigation …

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and …

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34 Million Vehicles to Be Recalled for Faulty Airbags

According to an article in today’s New York Times, approximately 34 million vehicles in the United States will be recalled due to defective airbags. This is set to be the largest recall in history–bigger, even, than the 31 million bottles of possibly tainted Tylenol capsules recalled in the 1980s. While the precise care models to …

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Mammogram Quality Problems at Raleigh, NC, Medical Practice

Did you have a mammogram at Richard D. Adelman, M.D., Family Medicine practice in Raleigh, NC? HensonFuerst Attorneys is investigating possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed at this site. On March 24, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for patients who had a mammogram at that facility any time after August 24, …

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